Cholesterol Blogs

The Great Cholesterol Myth

The Great Cholesterol Myth

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Last Reviewed 02/14/2014

The Great Cholesterol Myth is that cholesterol causes all of your heart problems. My new book uncovers the truth about the high cholesterol hype. Preview today.

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Why “Good” HDL Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The drug companies have sold the American public a simplified version of cholesterol, that LDL cholesterol is “bad” and HDL cholesterol is “good.” They’ve propagated that message in order to sell more cholesterol medications, but that message is doing more harm than good...

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Diabetes and Heart Disease

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Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

Discover the deadly connection between diabetes and heart disease, and how best to prevent and treat both conditions to maintain overall health and well-being.

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Why Statins Are Dangerous

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Last Reviewed 04/28/2014

Learn more about the dangers of statin drugs, and why Dr.Sinatra doesn't recommend statin drugs for anyone but men over 50 who have coronary heart disease.

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Statin Drugs and Memory Loss

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Last Reviewed 06/16/2014

Learn more about the side effects of statin medications, including memory loss, and why Dr. Stephen Sinatra urges extreme caution before taking statin medications. 

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Filed Under: Heart Health

High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

For years, we’ve understood that having high blood levels of HDL cholesterol lowers your risk of developing heart disease. Now, a research publication reports that higher HDL levels are also associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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What is Lp(a) Cholesterol?

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Last Reviewed 03/28/2014

Discover more about the dangers of high Lp(a) cholesterol levels and why they can be a bigger threat to your heart health than high total cholesterol. 

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Filed Under: Heart Health